Aug 20, 2013 6:30pm EDT
, oklahoma. >>> tonight vice president joe biden's son, beau, is spending the night at the m.d. cancer center in houston. beau biden, the attorney general of delaware, went with his father for tests this morning after feeling weak and disoriented on a family vacation last week. he was seen at dinner last night with his father, but people close to the bidens told nbc news the family is taking this quite seriously. chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman is here with more. nancy, we don't know exactly what's going on here, but he did suffer a stroke three years ago when he was 41 years old. typically with a stroke patient, experience more problems down the line. >> well, typically one-quarter of those stroke patients have had symptoms before. and we do know that since his strike, beau biden has had several episodes in the past. and that makes this serious. we have established tonight, nbc news has confirmed that he has been admitted to m.d. anderson for further testing. and having already been seen at two major medical centers around the country and now at m.d. anderson, the procedure that he'
Aug 20, 2013 12:00pm EDT
of the vice president's family. >> vice president joe biden is in houston, where his son beau is hospitalized. the delaware attorney general became disoriented after a drive for a family vacation and was briefly admitted into a hospital in chicago and went to philadelphia the next day to consult with his dr. and he spent the weekend in his home in wilmington and travel to houston for further treatment, his father by his side. a massive fire continues to burn and a recycling plant in new jersey. the fire started around 11:00 monday night. flames couldrning, still be seen as well as plumes of smoke. no word on what caused the fire. in 2010, 50-pound pile of metal and plastic earned at the plant for 12 hours -- burned at the plant for 12 hours. still do come, new numbers about lyme disease cases. and studies show autism can run in the family. >> it feels more like august today. we will let you know how long the summer heat is going to stick around. here is a look outside. a few fairweather cumulus clouds. "medical alert," health officials say lyme disease is 10 times more common than previously
Aug 23, 2013 11:00pm EDT
's doing a cover shoot for "rolling stone" and they were able to pinpoint -- yeah. so we'll see. well, joe biden said this week he still dreams of being president to which hillary clinton said keep dreaming. okay. [ laughter ] that's pretty much where that is. here's an odd story. a virginia attorney general and gubernatorial candidate -- gubernatorial -- gubernatorial. shouldn't you be a guberner? anyway. a guy named ken cuccinelli. okay, listen to this. he's defending his decision to go to court. he wants to make oral sex illegal. [ audience oohs ] he wants to make oral sex illegal in the state of virginia. let me tell you, he gets his way this could end the show business audition process as we know it. [ laughter ] this would wipe out -- [ applause ] oh, my gosh. banning oral sex. that's the kind of crazy talk you never hear from candidates like anthony weiner and eliot spitzer. yonever hear them talking -- exactly. exactly. [ cheers and applause ] well, this is kind of sad. just a few hours ago, detroit became the largest city in u.s. history to file for bankruptcy. [ groans ] that's f